Bel Reviews: Gena Showalter's - "Through the Zombie Glass"
The Burn Bright Book Club reviewed Alice in Zombieland back in May.
I was thrilled to pick up the sequel this past week and it jumped to the top of my TBR pile (only because I was feeling impatient and needed a little jolt).
The stories share similarities with the childhood classic, Alice in Wonderland. White Rabbits anyone? And there’re zombies. Stinking, rotting, crazy zombies.
Ali survives the end of book one, and is chomping at the bit to join the slayers in their quest to rid their town of the rambling dead. The stakes sky-rocket when Ali has an odd reaction to the zombie antidote and suddenly there’s a ticking time bomb in her head. Can the slayers help her overcome this turn of events and what the heck is up with having visions with one of the new slayers?
Gena Showalter has done a brilliant job, yet again, of making teens look rough, tough and romantic in their own twisted way. I again enjoyed the almost caustic banter between Ali and Cole, the constant tumultuous roller coaster of Kat and Frost, and the mysterious person Reed is seeing.
I was so wrapped up in reading that I literally lost a day. Intending to just grab a few chapters and the next thing I knew, I was 400 pages in and the sun was going down. Always a sign of an enthralling book!
As with all series I suggest you start with book 1 and get to know the characters, the plot line and become emotionally attached to the struggles that plague Ali and her team mates.
This is not the make-you-lose-your-lunch type zombie book, which suits me just fine. So if you want gore and stomach curdling horror you may need to look elsewhere. If you’re in it for the lighter side of zombie slaying, you will not be disappointed.
See ya later Ali-gator.
Paperback, 448 pages
Published October 1st 2013 by Harlequin Teen Australia